July 2008

Tube Watch

by Alan Rapp on July 31, 2008

in Television Reviews 

Just a reminder that American audiences can catch the final episode of Doctor Who Season Four this Friday night at 8:30/7:30 on the Sci-Fi Channel.  “Journey’s End” finds the Doctor (David Tennant), Donna Noble (Catherine Tate), Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen), Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), and Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) fighting to save the universe from the Daleks and their evil creator Davros (Julian Bleach).  The episode promises one of the Doctor’s companions will die, but to find out which one you’ll just have to watch! 

I’m… Batman?

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2008

in Essays 

In Grant Morrison’s current storyline Batman R.I.P. the fate of Bruce Wayne is up in the air as his days of Batman are drawing to a close.  If so, what to do with the character of Batman?  DC has been teasing the possibility of Tim Drake, the current Robin, taking up the cowl as the new Batman.  Is this the best idea, or are there others more worthy to take on the mantle of the Bat?  Who should be Batman? 

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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2008

in Comics

Hmm, we’re about to talk about comics so it must be Wednesday!  Welcome to the RazorFine Comic Rack boys and girls.  Pull up a bean bag and take a seat at feet of the master as we look at the new comics set to hit comic shops and bookstores today from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, WildStorm, Vertigo, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Devil’s Due Publishing, Virgin, and Image Comics.

This week includes Catwoman, Dynamo 5, Ghost Whisperer, The Man With No Name, The New Dynamix, Northlanders, Star Wars: Rebellion, Superman/Batman, Thor, and the first issues of Draonglance: Legends, newuniversal: 1959, Reign in Hell, True Believers, and Wildcats.  Being the fifth Wednesday of the month, it’s a little skimpy on graphic novels but today’s releases do include Batman: Going Sane, Captain Marvel: Secret Invasion, Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 7, Thor by Michael J. Straczynski Vol. 1, and much, much more.

Enjoy issue #81

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This Week in Film

by Alan Rapp on July 28, 2008

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • IMDB: link

Rick (Brendan Fraser) and his son (Luke Ford) unearth another cursed mummy (Jet Li).  Michelle Yeoh, John Hannah, Russell Wong, Isabella Leong, and Anthony Wong Chau-Sang also star.  Mario Bello takes the place of Rachel Weisz as Evelyn.  Check out director Rob Cohen’s production blog.  The latest installment of the franchise hits theaters on Friday.

This Week in Film

by Alan Rapp on July 28, 2008

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Swing Vote
  • IMDB: link

Kevin Costner stars in this film about a presidential election which comes down to a single deciding vote.  Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Stanley Tucci, Paula Patton, Nathan Lane, George Lopez, Judge Reinhold, and Madeline Carroll also star.  Check out the official site.  The ballots open in theaters everywhere on Friday.